Published Friday, 20 September 2013
Police ask anyone who knows where this photo was taken to call 0845 600 8000. (© PSNI)
The black Audi A3 was taken from a house in the Carniny Road area in the early hours of Thursday.
About an-hour-and-a-half later, at approximately 3am, the thieves returned but encountered the owner and struck him over the head.
He had to be taken to hospital for treatment.
Police had already arrested two men later on Thursday - a 25-year-old detained in Broughshane and a 20-year-old detained in Ballymena.
The third man, aged 28, was arrested on Friday morning in the Cullybackey area.
All three remain in custody and are helping officers with their enquiries.
As part of the investigation, police have released a photograph of the car, which remains missing.
A PSNI spokesman said: "Detectives are continuing to appeal to anyone who has seen the black Audi A3 car or knows of its whereabouts, or who can identify where this photograph was taken."
© UTV News